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NBC
Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
but this is obama/biden politics. biggest effort ever to try to change gun control laws, doesn't mean it will work. but they will try. >> senator feinstein said it was an uphill road. will the administration lower expectations, maybe concentrate on the background checks and not so much the assault weapons ban. >> background checks are enormously popular and have a better chance of passage. it seems based on vice president biden emphasized yesterday and what some on capitol hill are saying, better to get the low-hanging fruit, go for the measures that could build momentum. pass those, maybe come back. the president feels passionately about the issue. any parent can look at his face when he talks about newtown and know it's personal. and the best way to channel that desire, is get some victories and build momentum. try to pass a whole big package with a ban on some weapons, a real hot button, could cause the entire effort to collapse. he doesn't want that. >> and the 2008 campaign, the president and secretary of state hillary clinton appearing on "60 minutes." want to get your thoughts after this. >
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
, that can backfire. this is obama/biden politics going forward now. going outside of washington to try to change public opinion and remake how people think about issues. gun control, as i said, biggest effort ever to try to change the gun control laws. doesn't mean it's going to work, but the president and the vice president are going to try. >> senator feinstein said it well, it's an uphill road. will the administration lower its expectations? you know, maybe concentrate on the background checks and not so much the assault weapon ban? >> the background checks are enormously popular and clearly have a better chance of passage. what it seems based on what vice president biden emphasized yesterday and what some on capitol hill are saying, better to get the so-called low-hanging fruit. better to go for the measures that could build some popularity. and maybe some momentum. pass those and then maybe come back. the president feels passionately about this issue. any parent can look at his face when he talks about newtown and know for him it's personal, and it's important. and the best way to
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
to president obama, congressman ryan says he does not think republicans are in a political wilderness since they control the house of representatives and most state legislators. rick? >> rick: do other leaders in the republican party agree with congressman ryan? i know there has been a big meeting going on, discussing the future of the party. what is everybody else saying? >> reporter: certainly a number of republicans are finding their voice again and the party seems to be doing soul-searching. louisiana republican governor bobby jindal, another g.o.p. presidential candidate in 2016 said the g.o.p. needs to put forth a clearer economic message. >> we must not be the party that simply protects the well off so they can keep their toys, we have to be the party that shows all americans how they can thrive and whose ideas will help the middle class and folks join the middle class and we are a populist party and need to make it clear to every voter and every american. >> reporter: today congressman ryan said republicans need to, quote, convince the country to change course economically to avoid
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 11:00am EST
that president obama is not looking to moderate and move to the middle but is instead looking for a political fight. >> i decided not to comment between the election and the inauguration because i wanted to see what kind of president we're looking at here? what kind of path and trajectory he was putting his administration on. all of the statements and all of the comments lead me to believe he is thinking more of a political conquest than political compromise. and that is my concern. jon: ryan also focused on the nation's fiscal crisis saying only significant spending cuts, not tax reform, will solve the deficit problem. that is something is he thinks the president is missing. >> i don't think that the president thinks we actually have a fiscal crisis. he has been reportedly saying to our leaders we don't have a spending problem, we have a health care problem. that leads me to conclude he thinks we ought to have more government-run health care and rationing. i don't think that is going to work. jon: let's get back to karl rove. karl, what about his thoughts on a president bent on conquest? >>
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 4:00am PST
as imimprobable, because we had that long, hard primary campaign. in politics and democracies, sometimes you win elections, and sometimes you lose elections. i worked very hard, but i lost and president obama asked me to be secretary of state. said yes. why? because we both love our country. >> this interview will air on sunday. the fact that they did this joint interview, surprising to you? did you read anything into it? >> they have certainly come a long way from unity. standing there with clenched smiles. but what you saw there, they both have gone past it, principles on both sides, they like each other, trust each other. not best friends, but i think the president wanted to do something nice for her, the most traveled secretary of state, done a lot for him this is his way of giving her a big nod. >> in addition, do you think the president thinks he owes the clinton politically? >> no doubt he owes them for certain things. for him coming along during the first administration, his work during the re-election campaign. they can take credit for helping him along. whether he owes them remains to
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 9:00am EST
that all americans can support. there's no political ideology that finds this cruel loss of life acceptable. i was incredibly pleased to see president obama include as part of his comprehensive plan to prevent gun violence a bill that i first introduced in 2009 with mayor bloomberg and commissioner kelly called "the gun trafficking prevention act," which would be the first federal law to define gun trafficking as a federal crime and event scofers illegal guns from being -- scores of illegal guns from being moved into the hands of criminals. we have thousands of laws but effectively none of them are directly focused on preventing someone from driving from one state to another state with a
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
. obama, who was 14 when the war ended, the u.s. appeared to have escaped the deficit legacy of vietnam that clouded politics for generations. if mr. hagel is confirmed, the three most prominent figures apart from the president in the countries foreign policy debates -- mr. kerry in the state department, mr. hagel at the pentagon, and mr. mccain, will all derive a substantial part of their legitimacy from vietnam experiences. mr. mccain's relationship with mr. kerr it isy the striking tale of the lingering influence of the vietnam. more than a decade later, mccain traveled to massachusetts to campaign against mr. kerry. yet the pair worked so closely in the cause of reviving relations with vietnam that they became friends. when mr. kerry appeared at a senate confirmation hearing last week, he was introduced by mr. mccain, who praised his ' exemplary statesmanship.' mr. mccain's relationship with mr. hagel what has gone the opposite way. 'i admire him and consider is friendship to be a treasure of inestimable value to me,' mr. mccain said in 2001. by the time mr. mccain became the presid
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 11:00am PST
wants to run the federal government. sometimes in politics, the best way to do that is to run against the federal government. that's the honest truth. >> john avlon, margaret hoover, thank you very much. >> thanks, victor. >>> president obama may be facing a high stakes supreme court battle because a federal appeals court unanimously ruled today that president obama's recess appointments to a federal agency are unconstitutional. the president named three people to the national labor relations board during congress' winter holiday break a year ago. they were former deputy labor secretary sharon block, attorney richard griffin, and attorney terrence flynn. now, today, a three-judge federal panel said those appointments are invalid because the senate was only in recess and technically still in session. let's bring in legal analyst jeffrey toobin. jeffrey, there are so many questions here. first, let's start with what is the next move? >> well, he will either ask the full appeals court to hear it, or go directly to the supreme court. you know, this is a very technical legal issue. but whe
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